By Wayne Veysey

11th Jan, 2017 | 9:35pm

Liverpool fans lay into 22-year-old, can't believe he wasn't subbed against Southampton

By Alex Stevens

Emre Can played the full 90 minutes of Liverpool’s League Cup semi-final defeat to Southampton on Wednesday night – and fans took to Twitter to pan his display.

The midfielder, 22, lined up alongside Lucas and Georginio Wijnaldum in the centre of the pitch but could not prevent his side sliding to a 1-0 loss in the first leg of the tie at St Mary’s Stadium.

Can was one of only three players – along with Lucas and Loris Karius – to retain their places from the weakened side that drew against Plymouth in the FA Cup last Sunday.

But the full-strength side fared even worse and supporters were particularly frustrated by the performance of Germany international Can, who has failed to recapture his form of last season during a difficult third campaign at the club.

Many Liverpool fans claimed he was extremely fortunate not to have been substituted during the second half, while others simply said he was dreadful.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Liverpool are now set for the second leg at Anfield in a fortnight’s time as they aim to reach the final of the League Cup for a second consecutive year.

Manager Jurgen Klopp is eyeing what would be a third final in just 15 months at the Liverpool helm, after also taking the club to the Europa League final.

In other Liverpool news, the club have made a big move to sign a striker this month, with Klopp personally making the call to smooth through the deal.